After Saturdays time carded enduro the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) field was back to do it all over again for Round Six. Michael Driscoll continues to dominate the EJ Class taking his sixth win from as many starts. Kyron Bacon put his Honda back on the top step after once again taking J4, Will Riordan couldn’t put a foot wrong throughout today’s racing taking the J3 class on his KTM.
Kobe Conley enjoyed his best weekend of AORC action this year, backing up yesterdays win with another flawless performance.
Driscoll continues to be the man to beat in the EJ class as the defending champion took out Round Six at Dungog, NSW to cement himself at the top of the points table. The Yamaha rider didn’t look back after a quick morning setting the tone for the day, finish in a time of 1:00:16.208. Joshua Brierly continued his consistent weekend aboard his Husqvarna, placing in second after stopping the clock at 1:01:22.574. Rounding out the podium was Dungog local Corey Hammond, who certainly didn’t let his home crowd down aboard his KTM, completing the tracks in 1:03:06.111.
Round 6 AORC EJ Provisional Results
1. Michael Driscoll (bLU cRU Yamaha Racing Team) 1:00:16.208
2. Joshua Brierley 1:01:22.574
3. Corey Hammond 1:03:06.111
4. Mitch Brierley 1:05:12.980
5. Jake McGlashan 1:06:03.164
On another sun-soaked day, Bacon proved to have all the answers throughout the day as many of the field tried to challenge the Honda rider, but Bacon remained on top with a time of 40:56.446. The J4 championship leader coming into this weekend, Korey McMahon would have to settle for second place as the KTM rider just couldn’t match Bacon’s pace stopping the clock at 42:02.563. Rounding out the podium was Matthew Pye who continued his fine form from Saturday, finishing in third after posting a 44:43.657.
Round 6 AORC J4 Provisional Results
1. Kyron Bacon 40:56.466
2. Korey McMahon 42:02.563
3. Matthew Pye 44:43.657
4. Raife Dooley 45:40.263
5. Matt Waters 46:11.878
Riordan continues his perfect season to date, making it six from six aboard his KTM and sending a message to the field with a great performance. His time of 42:46.107 was too much for the field to catch. Blake Hollis was the next best on the day putting his Yamaha into second position, with a time of 43:16.971. Rounding out the podium was Will’s younger brother Angus who made the jump from J2 to J3 for the weekend and showed he can mix it with the lead group, finishing with a time of 44:49.190.
Round 6 AORC J3 Provisional Results
1. Will Riordan 42:46.107
2. Blake Hollis 43:16.971
3. Angus Riordan 44:49.190
4. Benjamin Teed 46:36.065
5. Harrison Foster 47:17.583
Conley couldn’t put a foot wrong this weekend on his Kawasaki, setting a pace all weekend that couldn’t be matched, his time of 47:46.937. The tricky conditions put many of their pace but not Conley, the rider finishing in second place was Zac Perry who was good throughout the tests and trail today stopping the clock at 48:15.366. Billy Hargy grabbed the final spot on the podium after a solid days riding, ending the day with a time of 49:51.978.
Round 6 AORC J2 Provisional Results
1. Kobe Conley 47:46.937
2. Zac Perry 48:15.366
3. Billy Hargy 49:51.978
4. Max Phillips 50:24.511
5. Campbell Hall 50:38.460
The Championship now moves onto Broken Hill for Round 7, with the Juniors on Saturday and the Seniors on Sunday for our first Cross-Country of the season. As usual to stay up to date with all the AORC action head to AORC website, like AORC on Facebook and follow AORC on Instagram.
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